Email: ControllerSOS@mcpsmd.orgMain Number: 301-279-3115
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strategic plan for the Division of Controller (DOC), is aligned with the Department
of Financial Services (DFS), Office of the Chief Operating Officer (OCOO) and the
MCPS strategic planning framework, emphasizes our commitment to students in
Montgomery County Public Schools.
Outstanding staff, organizational effectiveness and exceptional student
performance have led to MCPS success. The
DOC is committed to a culture of collaboration, innovation and equity. We, along with the rest of OCOO and the
school system, are building our future together
The mission of the Division of
Controller is to fulfill the accounting requirements of a diverse school system. In order to meet the needs of the students
in Montgomery County we recognize the importance of organizational
effectiveness. The DOC is committed to:
If the DOC staff cultivates a
collaborative culture of service to understand and anticipate needs,
communicate processes and the rationale for decisions, and ensure high quality
services are accurate, timely, and reliable, then staff and school communities
will have the appropriate resources and supports to accomplish their mission. Our top priority is to have all our staff
focused on completing tasks in compliance with all county, state and federal
regulations with the success and well-being of students in mind.
The following DOC core values are aligned with the DFS, OCOO and MCPS
We believe our work is focused on the success of all students and employees; learning is achieved through creativity,
innovation, focus, and hard work and lifelong learning for adults is essential
to success of students.
Therefore, we will model our commitment to achieve continuous
improvement, foster professional learning communities that develop a
high-performing workforce, and provide professional growth opportunities and
support for all employees.
We believe that meaningful collaboration with staff, and school communities
is a vital ingredient of our office’s success; stakeholder relationships make
the Division of Controller more effective and help others fulfill their
missions; and strong partnerships are built on trust and open and honest
Therefore, we will know
and seek to understand the perspectives, experiences, and needs of our
customers, build strong, mutually supportive relationships with the customers, departments,
divisions, schools, or offices we serve, and use interest-based and other
collaborative methods to identify and achieve mutually agreed upon goals. We are committed to maintaining high performance
standards and to fulfilling reasonable customer expectations through
flexibility and creativity in overcoming obstacles.
We believe that respectful behavior generates trust that leads to
excellence and high productivity; each individual staff member’s contributions
add value to the quality of our services; and each individual should be treated
with integrity, honesty, and respect.
Therefore, we will model civility in all interactions and encourage
open and honest communications, provide opportunities for stakeholders to voice
their opinions, actively recognize individuals’ contributions and progress, and
approach others with the belief that they have positive intentions. We will respectfully collaborate with our
stakeholders to plan and complete tasks.
We believe that success of our schools and students depends on
setting and maintaining high standards for the work we do, that high-quality
sustainable services and support for new or continuing accounting and financial
systems are foundational to success. Actively
engaged employees lead to excellence in service.
Therefore, we will use resources effectively and efficiently to
meet and exceed standards, be accountable, measure performance, strive for
continuous improvement,and continuously
explore innovative and new products, practices, and solutions. We will maintain accountability by working
collaboratively, respecting our customers and stakeholders, exercising
professional integrity, and measuring and evaluating our performance.
We believe that every person has value; the racial, ethnic, and
cultural diversity of our organization provides a wealth of valuable
perspectives; and racial and cultural barriers exist and must be acknowledged
Therefore, we will know customers and colleagues as individuals,
seek multiple perspectives and relationships from within and outside the
organization, proactively review data and practices that speak to racial and
cultural inequities, and create growth and advancement opportunities that
benefit all employees.
The work for the DOC is grouped using
the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence: leadership, customer focus,
strategic planning, operational focus, workforce focus, and results.
The DOC has a strategic plan that: